Business lunches in Ottawa’s Centretown

If you work in Ottawa and are looking for places for a business lunch, Centretown is the place to go. The area is packed with restaurants that are just right for mixing serious business with a satisfying and delicious lunchtime meal.

Johnny Farina Restaurant

1
216 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L7

Johnny Farina is a casual Italian restaurant reminiscent of an old-school Italian pizzeria. It’s located in the lively Elgin Street district of Ottawa, so you can observe all the people walking by on the busy streets of this trendy part of the city. Enjoy Johnny Farina’s signature wood oven pizza, made in their famous and much-beloved wood oven

Beckta Dining & Wine

2
150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4

In the historic Grant House, you’ll find Beckta Dining and Wine, an upscale restaurant serving French cuisine. If you go upstairs, you’ll find a private dining area that overlooks Elgin Street, an ideal spot for any business lunch. Beckta’s lunch menu is fining dining at its best, using many locally sourced and organic products.

The Whalesbone Oyster House

3
430 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y8

Quality is at the forefront of The Whalebone Oyster House, which uses only sustainable fish supplies. Their renowned oysters are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their seafood. Stop by for lunch to try their fish and chips, with Pacific cod, tartar, lemon, pickled onion and coleslaw.

C'est Japon a Suisha

4
208 Slater St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H8

Watch sushi being displayed on floating boats while sitting in the sushi bar at C’est Japon À Suisha, a traditional Japanese restaurant in Centretown. Open since the ’70s, this restaurant offers private rooms and Japanese-style tatami rooms that will make any business lunch all the more interesting and noteworthy.

Tosca Restaurant

5
144 O'Connor St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2G7

Enjoy the ambiance and contemporary feel of Tosca Ristorante before settling into their Tuscan-styled 12-seat private room. With a host of lunch specials to choose from, including their chicken gamberetti (chicken breast, with baby shrimp, potatoes and vegetables), Tosca Ristorante offers some of the finest private dining in all of Centretown.

Manx Pub

6
370 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1

The Manx is a local favourite and a hot spot for Ottawa’s art scene. Reservations can be made for lunch Monday to Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. While you’re engaged in some interesting conversation, take a bite out of their grilled chicken wrap, with guacamole, baby greens, tomato, garlic mayo and sesame dressing.

Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant

7
361 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M7

Looking to spice things up for lunch? Pancho Villa, a Mexican restaurant in Centretown, serves some of the tastiest Tex-Mex dishes in the city. Their lunch fajita comes with your choice of chicken or beef, along with sides of rice and beans, Pico de Gallo salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

Mamma Teresa Ristorante

8
300 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J6

Mamma Teresa Ristorante brings an authentic dining experience to Centretown with their traditional Italian cuisine. Pasta lunches are complemented with the soup of the day or a salad picked by the chef. Spaghetti Mamma Teresa comes with meat, mushrooms and cream sauce, while their linguine alla Tina is served with smoked salmon and shrimp.

Atomic Rooster

9
303 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1X7

If you’re looking for a more casual setting for your business lunch, Atomic Rooster is the place to be. Try their Louisiana duck gumbo, served with basmati rice and a toasted baguette. Or try their Cajun chicken fingers, made from breaded and seasoned chicken, served with your choice of ranch or plum sauce.

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